Sidhu Moose Wala last song, SYL: the video, the lyrics, the meaning

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SYL is the last song ever released under the name of Sidhu Moose Wala, released on June 23rd, 2022, after his death. The lyrics of the song have been written by Sidhu while he was alive, while the music is produced by Mxrci. The song received huge attention, with more than 20 million views only in the first 3 days after the release of the official video. The video has also been banned in India because of a legal complaint from the Indian government. In this article we will delve into the lyrics of the song, the political message, the meaning and the story around the video.

You can find the official video of the song below. In India the video is not visible, but users out of India can still watch it.

Watch this video on YouTube.

What is SYL?

SYL is the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal, an artificial canal that has been under construction since the 70s. The original purpose of this canal was to share the natural waters present in the region of Punjab with Haryana. The decision about the canal was made by the Supreme Court of India, and it always received vegirous protests by Punjabi population, that want to protect their waters.

The song written by Sidhu Moose Wala is part of these protests, and for this reason has been removed from Youtube India: it’s a political position against a government decision.

Sidhu Moose Wala, SYL: the english lyrics and the meaning of the song

In the song, the Indian rapper is protesting against the decision to share Punjab waters with other regions. He demands to solve the problem, and he states that not a single drop of water will go out of Punjab, because this is what the ancestors of the regions want.

Below you will find the english translation of SYL original lyrics, that represent the last lines officially released by Sidhu Moose Wala:

Give us our ancestors and family,
Give us our Chandigarh, Himachal and Haryana

Until you solve the problem,
Till then we will not give you even a drop of water.

Who were the crooks and who were the terrorists,
Testify once.
Release the captive Sikhs,
Until you remove the handcuffs from our hands.

Until you solve the problem,
Till then we will not give you even a drop of water

Those who think small think big,
Why do you mess with Sikhs?
Moose villagers do not give free advice to anyone.

Until you solve the problem,
Till then we will not give you even a drop of water.

This world runs from two sides,
Once from here and once from there,
This world is so bad
Until we kill the bad guys

Until you solve the problem,
Till then we will not give you even a drop of water.

What about water,
The water will only flow through the bottom of the bridges,
You may join us, but we will not follow your policy,
You ask us in fear, that’s why we don’t give you,
We are not afraid of you

Until you solve the problem,
Till then we will not give you even a drop of water.

Now my pen won’t stop,
Now everyday my song will come,
If you do not back down, the balwinder jatana will come again,
Then the boys of the Jatts will stop the water of the canals.

Until you solve the problem,
Till then we will not give you even a drop of water.

SYL lrics point out that protesters have always been depicted by media as the bad guys. The intention of the song is therefore to reveal their natural, real intentions to protect waters of their territory. The song also mentions the Sikhs, the members of the religion developed in Punjab, that have been arrested during the protests.

Why was Syl removed from YouTube?

The official video of SYL, that you can see above, showed images of the protests that took place in last years in Punjab, against the construction of the canal that is supposed to share their waters with the neighbour regions. It also shows often the presente of Sidhu Moose Wala himself, as an activits committed to support those protests, and it explains the story of the SYL and the way protests developed over the years.

The video ends with the hashtags #savepunjabwaters and #freesikhprisoners. Because of the political nature of the video, and the lyrics written by Sidhu Moose Wala, the Indian government requested the ban of SYL music video in the Indian territory.

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